Gérard Lartigue

Gérard Lartigue

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Muret (31), France
63 works

Gérard Lartigue seeks Rodin’s truth, the truth which enables beauty to be manifested. To represent the human face and body, one must explore the volumes under the skin, muscle tension and bone structure.

Three decades immortalising the beauty of the body

Gérard Lartigue's work alternates between the forces of Eros (eroticism) and Thanatos (death). The artist believes firmly in the ability of forms and material to recreate life. Starting out as a painter, he has been a full-time artist for thirty years.

Lartique’s work is no longer a simple representation, it is now a living artwork. He considers himself to be a citizen of the world and a witness of our era, living in the present moment, free from his past. He spent his childhood and teenage years on another continent, America.

Hand gestures as a universal language, journey after journey

Later, Gérard Lartigue travelled primarily in Europe. Fluent in three languages, he managed to make himself understood almost everywhere he went, primarily using his hands. He explores human nature, going beyond the filters of culture, nation, social positions, profession, etc., and has become a highly skilled portrait artist. Drawing has always been the foundation of his art.

Lartigue works with different materials, from stone to marble, clay, plaster and bronze. He goes beyond figurative presence, exploring the deeper layers that affect time, the intangible, and the connection between matter and spirit.

In 2017, the renowned French writer Michel Houllebecq said, "Your bust of me is impressive. The earthy material has extreme expressive power."

"Artworks created from a vision that looks deep into the human being. From inert matter come expressive, lively faces." Painter and art critic Ksenia Milicevic.

Sculpture workshop, Barcelona Academy of Arts, Barcelona. 2015

Lost wax bronze casting workshop, Rieumes. 2014

Drawing workshop, Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse. 1997-1999

One-year grant for his project on the current image in art - Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA). Young creators, Mexico. 1995

Drawing workshop, Hovedskous Malarskola, Gotebourg, Sweden. 1989

National School of Fine Arts, National University of Mexico, Mexico City. 1985-1989

Les Pionniers de l’Aéropostale, Hotel Le Grand Balcon, Toulouse. 2017

Charlie Hebdo journalists, Fête de l’Humanité, Paris. 2015

Ombres et lumières d’écrivains, Ombres blanches bookstore, Toulouse. 2015

Arteria Exhibition, Monzón, Spain. 2015

Estación Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico. 2012

Gallery of the Scarf, Toulouse. 2011

Cultural area of the nuclear medicine centre, Dijon. 2010

Grand E’terna Gallery, Paris. 2010 and 2009

Instituto de cultura de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico. 2006

ArtWalk, San Diego, United States. 2006

Espace Bateau-Lavoir, Paris. 1999

Agora Gallery, New York, United States. 1997

Peligro! Gallery, New Orleans, United States. 1996

Southside Gallery, Oxford, United States. 1995

Visus Gallery, Gotenburg, Sweden. 1988

Gérard Lartigue's artwork

Le souffleur d'âmes
Le souffleur d'âmes
$5,146
Bronze Sculpture (9 x 11 in)
Simone veil
Simone veil
$16,781
Stone Sculpture (9 x 13 in)
Michel houellebecq
Michel houellebecq
$9,509
Bronze Sculpture (12 x 18 in)
Vénus de muret
Vénus de muret
$3,804
Marble Sculpture (6 x 10 in)
Hommage à simone veil
Hommage à simone veil
$3,915
Terracotta Sculpture (15 x 19 in)
Les aimants
Les aimants
$4,699
Bronze Sculpture (10 x 16 in)
Emerveillement
Emerveillement
$2,014
Terracotta Sculpture (18 x 8 in)
Cachez ce monde que je ne saurais voir
Cachez ce monde que je ne saurais voir
$671
Terracotta Sculpture (4 x 10 in)
La patience
La patience
$895
Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 11 in)
Carole
Carole
$1,902
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 15 in)
Louise bourgeois
Louise bourgeois
$2,237
Terracotta Sculpture (7 x 13 in)
Cris étouffés
Cris étouffés
$2,797
Marble Sculpture (14 x 11 in)
Bébé bouddha
Bébé bouddha
$2,797
Marble Sculpture (6 x 12 in)
Vénus de lespugue
Vénus de lespugue
$1,007
Ceramic Sculpture (3 x 8 in)
Méfiance
Méfiance
$5,034
Marble Sculpture (9 x 15 in)
Vénus asymétrique
Vénus asymétrique
$615
Terracotta Sculpture (3 x 8 in)
Crête iliaque
Crête iliaque
$392
Terracotta Sculpture (7 x 2 in)
Liberté dans le noir
Liberté dans le noir
$1,007
Terracotta Sculpture (4 x 14 in)
Le vêtement vide
Le vêtement vide
$783
Terracotta Sculpture (18 x 10 in)
Décision difficile
Décision difficile
$615
Terracotta Sculpture (7 x 13 in)
Contrepoids
Contrepoids
$1,454
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 21 in)
Petite fille assise
Petite fille assise
$392
Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 6 in)
Volumes tronqués
Volumes tronqués
$615
Terracotta Sculpture (13 x 5 in)
David bowie
David bowie
$3,915
Terracotta Sculpture (10 x 16 in)
Johnny hallyday
Johnny hallyday
$2,461
Plaster Sculpture (14 x 18 in)
Vénus volcanique
Vénus volcanique
$783
Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 15 in)
Concavité maternelle
Concavité maternelle
$1,007
Terracotta Sculpture (7 x 6 in)
Bras derrière
Bras derrière
$671
Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 17 in)
Vénus sur un genou
Vénus sur un genou
$671
Terracotta Sculpture (5 x 6 in)
L'art en soi
L'art en soi
$783
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 7 in)
Barbara
Barbara
$3,915
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 16 in)
Volumes maternels
Volumes maternels
$671
Terracotta Sculpture (5 x 6 in)
Cambrée, le matin
Cambrée, le matin
$1,342
Terracotta Sculpture (10 x 18 in)
Abbé pierre - hommage
Abbé pierre - hommage
$3,915
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 16 in)
Vénus
Vénus
$671
Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 9 in)
Le regard d'un sculpteur - hommage à giacometti
Le regard d'un sculpteur - hommage à giacometti
$10,628
Bronze Sculpture (12 x 25 in)
Prisonnier
Prisonnier
$727
Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 11 in)
Impulsion
Impulsion
$839
Terracotta Sculpture (7 x 7 in)
Homme au regard songeur
Homme au regard songeur
$2,237
Terracotta Sculpture (10 x 14 in)
Corps imbriqués
Corps imbriqués
$671
Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 6 in)
Fenêtre au coeur
Fenêtre au coeur
$783
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 8 in)
Modèle en X
Modèle en X
$1,063
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 8 in)
Le pas
Le pas
$727
Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 14 in)
Femme bougie
Femme bougie
$727
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 6 in)
Amour féminin
Amour féminin
$1,454
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 8 in)
Féminité ou espace intérieur
Féminité ou espace intérieur
$671
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 6 in)
L'ange de la liberté
L'ange de la liberté
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Stone Sculpture (6 x 20 in)
Imbriquées
Imbriquées
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Terracotta Sculpture (9 x 13 in)
Andromède
Andromède
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Terracotta Sculpture (7 x 15 in)
Méditation
Méditation
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Terracotta Sculpture (7 x 7 in)
Amour au féminin
Amour au féminin
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Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 9 in)
Jeune femme au chapeau
Jeune femme au chapeau
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Terracotta Sculpture (11 x 10 in)
Chopin - petit buste
Chopin - petit buste
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Terracotta Sculpture (7 x 10 in)
Loin du monde
Loin du monde
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Terracotta Sculpture (11 x 4 in)
Assurance
Assurance
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Terracotta Sculpture (5 x 13 in)
Au soleil
Au soleil
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Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 5 in)
Equilibre
Equilibre
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Terracotta Sculpture (6 x 9 in)
Tête renversée
Tête renversée
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Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 9 in)
Sous le soleil - texture et volume
Sous le soleil - texture et volume
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Terracotta Sculpture (18 x 6 in)
Portrait de rodin
Portrait de rodin
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Terracotta Sculpture (7 x 12 in)